57 posts categorized "Mirror Card stock"


Thu 08

Anemone Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have an easy but stunning birthday card design featuring the Anemone Drift 3D embossing folder.  I have the design in both in cool or warm colors.



Emboss black card stock using the Anemone Drift 3D embossing folder.  Trim to A2 size.  Use Fresh Ink Capri Blue or French Lavender to lightly rub on top of the flowers.   Use gel pen to add highlights to the stamens of the flowers, silver for the blue card and gold for the purple card.  


Die cut a the 2 flower dies from the Anemone Drift from blue and/or purple card stock from the Ocean Blue paper pad.  Secure the die cuts to the matching flowers in the embossing folder and run through your machine.  Add some highlights to the edges of the die cuts using a white gel pen and use your finger to blend the color to the center of the flower.  



Die cut the bottom of the Happy Birthday Debut Script from vellum and the top from silver and/or gold paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Adhere together.  I lots the dot for my i and used a blue gem from the Pastel Jewels.


Adhere the background to an A2 white card.  Adhere the sentiment to the center of the card.  Adhere the flowers around the sentiment.






Sat 20

New Anemone Release Thank You
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a card created using the brand new "Anemone Collection."  This is a beautiful collection of anemone dies, embossing folders with coordinating dies and  rub-ons, new paper pads and new style word dies.  

For my card I used the new "Anemone Drift 3D Embossing folder (EF1041) on white card stock.  I die cut the new "Anemone Bud Duo" (94765) from white card stock and colored them with Distress Inks.  I used the Stitched Layered Circles (30036) to cut circle from "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad" (FP1002) blue and from a piece of patterned paper from the "Anemone Grove Paper Pad" (PP1026).  I also cut the "Thank You Debut Script" (94775) shadow die from the mirror card stock.  The thinner word die was cut from white card stock and adhered with glue to the shadow die.


I glued the circles together then added them to the embossed panel and next I added the colored anemones to the circles.  I actually cut the leaves die into 3 pieces so I could put the leaves where I wanted them.  Next, I added the sentiment and then added that panel to the heavy weight card base.  Finally I used my corner rounder to round 3 of the four corners of the card.  

All three pictures of my card were taken from different angles so you could see the mirror cardstock reflection in different places.

Here's one last look at my finished card:


I hope you enjoyed my card for today.  Be sure to check out the whole release on the Memory Box website HERE.  Thanks for stopping by!






Mon 08

Snowflake Gate Fold Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have another winter card that can be used for any occasion.  This is a quick and easy card to put together.


Card Base:

Cut a light blue heavy weight card stock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".  To create the gate fold score at 2 1/4" turn card around and score at 2 1/4" at the other end.  Fold and press with a bone folder.  Die cut the Aurora Snowflake Frame from the blue shiny paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Glue 1/2 of the frame to 1 side of the gate fold.  Trim of the side that is not glued down with a paper trimmer.  Glue the other side to the other gate flap.


Wrap Around Strip:

Cut from the same light blue card stock to 1 1/4" x 10".  To create the fold it is best to wrap it around the card.  Secure 1 end to the center of the left panel with washi tape and wrap around the card.  Die cut the Alpine Snowflakes from the same shiny blue paper 4 times.  Adhere the snowflakes around the strip.  Stamp "let it snow" from the Shining Star clear stamp set on the same light blue card stock with VersaFine Clair Twilight.  Trim around the sentiment.  Edge the strip and sentiment with white pigment ink.  Adhere the sentiment on the snowflake.



Using tape runner, adhere the strip around the card starting at the center of the left panel and ending at the center of the right panel. There should about 1 1/2" hanging over the left panel.   Add a little liquid glue just under the right panel.  Add a velcro self adhesive dot to the left flap and put the top on then close the other side pressing down on the paper to adhere the top dot.  Stamp the inside with May Peace Love & Joy surround you like the first Snow from the Yuletide Moments stamp set using VersaFine Clair Twilight ink. Adhere the extra snowflakes around the sentiment in the inside of the card. 







Sat 23

Carved Wood Poinsettias
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Two more sleeps till Christmas and I have another Christmas card to share today. 😂  It’s a rustic masculine poinsettia card created with the Carved Wood technique using the Perfect Poinsettias 3D embossing folder (EF) from the current 2023 Christmas collection.  I saw this technique years ago, but this recent video HERE inspired me to finally give it a try. 

Started with a white panel from my stash and three gradient brown color dye ink pads.  Scored the panel vertically at 1/2-inch intervals, then dragged the lightest color ink pad direct-to-paper down the length of the panel several times until satisfied with the faux woodgrain look.  BTW, the ink pads should be the felt type (like the distress inks) and not the foam ones.

Spritz the back of the panel with water, then placed it into the EF on the flat side with the faux wood pattern facing up and ran it through the die cutting machine.  The image will be debossed, resulting in the reverse image being pushed in.  It’s barely visible in the photo below.

So to reveal the “carved” image, repeated the direct-to-paper ink pad dragging step with the medium and darkest color ink pads.  Oops, I went a bit heavier handed than I would like.  Doesn’t it looked carved?


The panel was then trimmed down slightly smaller than A2 size and matted onto dark brown cardstock.  Added the Merry Christmas Foil Greetings Rose Tab for a pop of color.



Used the Poinsettia Stem die to die cut the poinsettia centers from gold mirror paper.  Assembled and mounted the card onto a white card base to finish.

That does it for me this year.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a happy holiday!  See you next year.




Mon 30

Snowy Pine Trees
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  My monochromatic masculine Christmas card today was inspired by this card on IG made with an embossing folder.  I used the Pine Tree Grove die from the current 2023 Christmas release with the Layered Narrow Pines dies from last year’s Christmas collection for my card.

I didn’t have two gradient blue color cardstock, so all pine tree layers were die cut from white Bristol paper, ink blended with either Stormy Sky or Faded Jeans distress inks using blending brushes, then glued together.  A clean tree sample can be seen to the left of the card in the photo above.


The torn paper mask technique was used again, this time to create the snowy hills on navy blue cardstock.  Printer paper was torn to look like slopes, then white pigment ink was applied over their edges.


Next, arranged and adhered the trees onto the panel before splatteringn with diluted white gouache paint for falling snow.  Painted white gouache paint at the tree bases and on the trees for accumulated snow.  White heat embossed the sentiment on a navy blue cardstock strip to finish. 


That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.





Wed 25

Christmas Gift Tags
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I enjoy making gift tags for the holiday season.  Having a smaller space to work with help with creativity for me.  There are a lot of smaller dies in this year release that are perfect sized for gift tags.  


Tag Bas.

I used a trimmer that cuts at a 45 degree angle to create the base tag. The tag is 2 3/4" wide and 4 1/2" tall and then the upper corners are cut at a 45 degree angle.  Select and trim the front and back to the base size. I used white card stock to create the first one with the trimmer and then fussy cut the rest of the tags by using temporary tape to hold in place while cutting on the angle for the rest.  For the front panels I used the Poinsettia Garland pattern paper.  I chose papers with subtle backgrounds.  then ink blended the sides with a darker ink then the paper.  


Focal points:

For the brown tags I used the Poinsettia Stem die and Vintage Lantern and die cut out of white card stock.  Ink blended the flower with Lumberjack Plaid and Ketch Flamingo.  The stem and leaves where Pealed Paint and Rustic Wilderness.  I did add a little Vintage Photo to darken up some areas of the leaves.  The center was Squeezed Lemon Aide and Mustard Seed.  The lantern was colored first with black then Gilded Foundry Wax.  Then it was too bright and toned it down with Antiqued Bronze Distress Crayon and rubbed in with my finger.  I then added some shading using a black Distess Crayon applying it with a damp paint brush.  The candle I used watercolor markers in a light yellow and orange for the flame and a tope and light olive green for the base.  

For the aqua tags I kept is simpler.  I used the Aurora Snowflake die cut in white card stock and left it as is.  For the last tag I used the Classic Pair of Ice Skates. Die cut from white and the blade out of silver from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  I ink blended the boot portion with Fresh Ink Silicone Blue around the outside edge. The base I ink blended with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I used a matching embroidery floss and a needle to thread up the skates and to hang from the top of the tag.  



On the white backs I stamped To and From from the Birch Press Designs Glide Tidings clear stamp set.  I adhered the front to the back.  Then punched the hole in the center top. I added the focal points and a sentiment with the new Rose and White Greeting tabs.  Tied some gold ribbon through the hole.






Sun 17

Fall Blessings
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Pumpkins are not just for Halloween. 😉  I’m using the Autumn Pumpkin die from the 2023 Fall collection again, and this time using it to create a fall / thanksgiving card.

All images / pieces were die cut from various white paper and/or cardstock.  Ink blending with blending brushes and distress inks (DIs) were used to color them, except for the pumpkin and leaves.  Copic Sketch markers E41/43, W3 and BG99 were used to color the white pumpkin, while the orange leaves were done by ink smooshing diluted Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge DIs.  The large Layered Daisies were die cut three times and their centers were from Riverbank Large Layered Blooms.

DIs used include:
large daisies - Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs
small daisies - Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet
Layered Greenery Stems - Iced Spruce 


The Mini Varsity Alphabet letters were die cut from gold Vintage Pastel Mirror paper and adhered onto a dark brown cardstock strip.  The background panel is cream woodgrain paper scored vertically at 1” intervals, then an Antique Linen DI cube was dragged direct-to-paper down its length to help bring out the woodgrain texture.  Assembled the card onto a cream color card base to finish.


That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week,  





Thu 14

Birthday Mail Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a quick and easy birthday card that can be for anyone.  You can switch up colors and make it more feminine or masculine. 


Die cut the 3rd largest Curved cap Pinpoint Layer die from a bright blue paper from the Ocean Blue pad.  Stamp "sending smiles" in 
VersaMark ink all over the die cut.  Die cut the same bright blue paper use the bottom of the Birthday Mail Post Script die.  Die cut the top of the sentiment from white card stock.  Glue together.  Die cut the Starry Collage from the light blue paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Die cut the Poppy Stamps Large Stitch Envelope and Postage die from white card stock.  Fold the 2 sides in and the bottom side up, leaving the top open



Adhere the Curved Cap Pinpoint die cut to a side folder A2 card in the center.  Adhere the envelope in the center, slightly a skew.  Adhere the sentiment on the top flap of the envelop.  Adhere the star die cuts in and around the envelope. 












Wed 06

Glitter and Shine Pumpkin Card
by Anne Thompson

This month's blog challenge is all about orange.  This card uses orange mirror paper, orange glitter paper, and an orange plaid paper (as well as some green mirror paper).  It's quite difficult to photograph all of those shiny textures and have it look right, but here's an angle shot that is the best out of twenty or so pictures I took.

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to make this card

  • start with a white note card
  • cover the front of the card with orange mirror paper from RAINBOW REFLECTIONS MIRROR PAD PP1003
  • die cut the CELESTE PLATE 94699 with green mirror paper from the RAINBOW REFLECTIONS MIRROR PAD PP1003
  • add the Celeste Plate to the front of the note card using a glue pen around the outside edges

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  • die cut the AUTUMN PUMPKIN 94690 from a scrap of the orange mirror paper for leaves, a scrap of the green mirror paper for the stem, and a piece of orange glitter paper from GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007 for the pumpkin itself
  • assemble the pumpkin with the stem and leaves attached...I used Glue Dots

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  • make a base panel for the pumpkin from a scrap of an orange plaid paper (this one from the Garden Folly papers was left from a pumpkin I made on my last card) just a bit larger than the pumpkin and mount it on a scrap of the orange glitter paper and trim that to be just a tiny bit larger than the plaid piece...I found it best to use Scor-Tape to adhere the plaid paper to the glitter paper
  • pop the pumpkin onto the panel using dimensional foam
  • add this panel at an angle to the front of the notecard
  • and there's still plenty of room on the front to add an appropriate sentiment

Plenty of shadow across the front of the card in this outdoor photo..

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I do love all the textures and shine on this card!  And it's another one that I could send any time this fall.  It's certainly starting to feel like fall here in Maine--cooler nights and the leaves have begun changing color further north.

Happy Crafting!  And enter our Crazy for Orange blog contest for September--the information is here.

Anne Signature

FP1003Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad PP1003
FP1003Celeste Plate 94699
FP1003Autumn Pumpkin 94690
FP1003Glitzy Glitter Pad GP1007



Wed 23

The Pumpkin Patch
by Anne Thompson

Here's a card you can use any time this fall.  This Pumpkin Patch features the Autumn Pumpkin 94690 multiple times and the Fanciful Gilded Frame 94660 which looks to me like a vine-y garden space.

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To make this card, start with a white note card.

Add a light green plaid paper from the MAGNOLIA PLAID PP1021 6X6 paper pad cut to fit the front of the note card.

Die cut the FANCIFUL GILDED FRAME 94660 from a dark green card stock.

Add this frame to the front of the card using a glue pen.

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Die cut the AUTUMN PUMPKIN 94690 three times from an orange paper and three times from a bight green paper, both in the RAINBOW REFLECTIONS MIRROR PAD PP1003.

Assemble the pumpkins, using the green stems and leaves with the orange pumpkins. 

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Reorient the card so it folds at the top.

Add the three pumpkins using dimensional foam of varying thicknesses, so the one on the left is the flattest and the center one pops up more than the others.  Add any extra green leaves among the vines.

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This cute card would be perfect for any fall occasion with an appropriate sentiment tucked inside.  Love these newest products from Memory Box!  Think about how you might combine the new with other Memory Box stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders you already have or ones that are still available to purchase from previous collections.  Try other color combinations and textures--glossy mirror paper, glitter paper, card stock, and printed papers from Memory Box.  And there are idea books on the website for even more inspiration.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

94690Autumn Pumpkin 94690
Fanciful Gilded Frame 94660

FP1003Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad PP1003

PP1021Magnolia Plaid PP1021